Created on Thursday, 24 October 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Saul Bauer reported at this week’s board meeting on the success of the annual chicken barbecue fundraiser, which saw about 2,800 dinners sold.
An estimated profit of approximately $12,000 was raised for the auxiliary fund and to help individuals with developmental disabilities.
The top ticket salespeople included Peg Mabrey, first place; Dave Fromm, second; Helen Manns, third; Karen Hesson Brady, fourth; and Dru Lane, fifth. Top sales for a volunteer was awarded to Deb Hicks, and Paul Patterson had the top sales for an associate.
The superintendent also thanked the many volunteers, employees, the local community and the media for their support of the event.
Also at the meeting, guest speaker Sharon Reames shared her experiences from her summer trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the Little People Convention. She also noted that October is Dwarfism Awareness Month.
This was Ms. Reames’ first opportunity to meet and talk to “little people,” and she said those she met told her, “This is where you belong.”
She expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to participate in this event and for the help she received in attaining a scooter to help with transportation and the support of staff and the board. Ms. Reames also plans to attend the convention in 2015.
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